In 1996, we created Harvest Ale, America’s first fresh hop ale. Fresh hops are richer in natural hop resins producing unmatched aromatics and layers of spicy-sweet notes that hop fanatics like us dream of all year.This year, we harvested and brewed with 8,000 lbs. of fresh hops in a single days time. It sounds insane because it is. Then we did it again. But when you taste this years Harvest Ale, we think you’ll agree it was well worth it. Harvest Ale is brewed using only fresh-picked, wet hops.